Special Motorsports Event - Stronghold Motorsports Brings Off Road Presence To X Games

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Riverside, Jul. 10, 2012: The 2012 X Games in Los Angeles boasted enormous ratings and record attendance while Stronghold Motorsports and the team's athletes were there throughout the four day event on site and during the national broadcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN 2.

With seven time supercross champion and Stronghold Pro2 athlete Jeremy McGrath and Stronghold ProBuggy driver Cameron Steele providing commentary throughout the ESPN broadcasts, multi-time X Games medalist Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg returned to his roots of freestyle motocross, capturing X Games Gold in the "Best Whip" competition.

To further enhance the partnership between Stronghold Motorsports and X Games sponsor Loctite brand adhesives, McGrath and Stenberg joined current ProLite championship points leader, RJ Anderson alongside RallyX competitor Liam Doran as the team participated in an autograph session at the Loctite X Fest display booth. As hundreds of action sports devotees lined up well in advance of the appearance, the team took advantage of the opportunity to interact with their fans as countless thousands of attendees looked on. The Loctite booth, with a portion dedicated to a display featuring the team's replica 5T Monster Energy/WalkerEvansRacing.com and Supercross.com/Loctite Horizon Hobby short course off road race trucks, was heavily trafficked by over 140,000 spectators as posters and promotional items featuring the team were distributed by both Loctite and Horizon Hobby representatives throughout the event.

In addition to on-site activities, a brand new Loctite commercial featuring Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg in Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series competition behind the wheel of his 900 horse powered Pro2 truck as well as freestyle motocross action made its national debut. The Stronghold produced spot was seen by millions of viewers as it appeared on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 broadcasts.

For the second year in a row, Stronghold Motorsports support of 2011 X Games RallyX Gold medalist Liam Doran brought the Stronghold/Monster Energy branded semi tractor/trailer to the paddock of the X Games Rally in downtown Los Angeles. Boasting trackside viewing high above the track, the team's presence provided a central focal point in the heart of the rally paddock. Doran's second X Games appearance came with the added challenge of racing on a RallyX course that had been responsible to two significant crashes resulting in injuries to competitors, limiting his valuable practice time. Suffering a punctured tire in his elimination round, Doran was relegated to earning his way into the final through the last chance qualifier which he won, earning him a coveted position in the main event. After a strong charge at the drop of the green flag, Doran once again fell victim to tire woes and was forced to cautiously cruise home to a fifth place finish.

Look for the 25 year old English Rally Cross champion to return to short course off road racing in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series with Stronghold Motorsports in 2012 behind the wheel of the team's 900 horse powered Pro4.

The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Monster Energy Off Road Racing Team

Jeremy McGrath (Toyo Tires) Cameron Steele (Yokohama Tires) RJ Anderson (Goodyear Tires)

The 2012 Stronghold Motorsports Supercross.com/Loctite/Toyo Tires Team

Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg (Toyo Tires) Matt Cook (Toyo Tires) Brandon Bailey (Toyo Tires) Garrett Poelman (Toyo Tires) Larry Job (Toyo Tires)

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